First Aid for Opioid Poisoning Emergencies

First Aid for Opioid Poisoning Emergencies

In-Person / Hands-On Training

First Aid for Opioid Poisoning Emergencies

Virtual Instructor-Led

Opioid Harm Reduction (OHR)

The opioid crisis is devastating families and communities across Canada. Between January 2016 and June 2022, there has been a total of 32,632 apparent opioid toxicity deaths in our country. It is important to remember that each number represents one human life.

Opioid poisoning can happen any time—to a friend, a colleague, or a loved one. Knowing how to respond could save a life.

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OHR – In-Person / Hands-On Training

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Heart to Heart First Aid CPR Services and the Canadian Red Cross are committed to helping communities reduce opioid-related deaths. This can be done by increasing Canadians’ access to response training and naloxone. We are focused on reaching people most at risk of experiencing or witnessing opioid poisoning.

Heart to Heart will be providing free opioid poisoning training and free naloxone kits to our communities. Training programs will be available in-person (classroom) and virtual (instructor-led).

We will slowly roll out this program across all Heart to Heart training locations starting at our training headquarters in downtown Toronto. Please see below for upcoming training dates available to the public.

First Aid for Opioid Poisoning Emergencies

In-Person / Hands-On Training

Course Description:

  • In-person, hands-on training - 2.5 hours. If you can not stay for the full duration of the course, we ask that you attend the first 30 minutes and you can still receive a naloxone kit. This is a free community service available to ALL people.
  • Become knowledgeable and confident in how to respond to an opioid poisoning emergency.
  • Learn about opioids and how they affect the body, how naloxone works, how to administer naloxone and first aid for opioid poisoning.
  • Explore factors that can affect the risk of an opioid poisoning, consider ways to reduce the influence of stigma, and gain strategies for self-care.
  • In-class participants will receive a nasal naloxone kit on the spot.

Who is the Course For?

Anyone 16 years of age and older who wants to learn first aid skills and knowledge to prevent, recognize and respond to an opioid poisoning emergency.

First Aid for Opioid Poisoning Emergencies

Virtual Instructor-Led

Course Description:

  • This virtual and instructor-led training program is 1.5 hours. If you can not stay for the full duration of the course, we ask that you attend the first 30 minutes and you will still receive a naloxone kit. This is a free community service available to ALL people.
  • Become knowledgeable and confident in how to respond to an opioid poisoning emergency.
  • Learn about opioids and how they affect the body, how naloxone works, how to administer naloxone and first aid for opioid poisoning.
  • Explore factors that can affect the risk of an opioid poisoning, consider ways to reduce the influence of stigma, and gain strategies for self-care.
  • Participants will receive a nasal naloxone kit by mail.

Who is the Course For?

Anyone 16 years of age and older who wants to learn first aid skills and knowledge to prevent, recognize and respond to an opioid poisoning emergency.

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